Grants and Contracts Administrator
Working Title: Grants and Contracts Administrator
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Posting Date: 10-06-2017
The Department of Pediatrics seeks candidates for a Grants and Contracts Administrator as part of the Child Health Research Center. This position leads a team that supports and oversees the department's overall research mission, which includes both pre and post award management. This position serves as an expert on policies and compliance in research, communicating with sponsors as needed and serving as the primary contact for internal and external subcontracts and sponsors. They also act as the manager responsible for reporting research trends and issues to department senior leadership, and overseeing the research budget and management. This person may perform a range of other duties within the organization, as needed, but is distinguished by their expertise in grants and contracts administration.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's Degree (science field preferred) and have a minimum of 3 years experience in direct research support and should have knowledge of compliance with sponsored programs. Knowledge of laboratory research protocol; laboratory best practices; ability to adhere to research and laboratory budgets; and knowledge of grant cost accounting standards is required. Ability to train others in these areas is essential.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to interact effectively with colleagues within and outside the Department.
2. Ability to work with a high degree of independence and self-motivation.
3. Knowledge of financial best practices.
4. Proven ability to manage grants.
5. Ability to solve moderately complex accounting and reconciliation issues.
6. Ability to oversee grant proposals and financial transactions.
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